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27 November 2008

Guildford College of Law Students’ Interviewing Skills Net Them Winners’ Trophy in Competition

Guildford College of Law students demonstrated their skilful interviewing techniques by scooping first and third prizes in an annual client interviewing competition.

25 November 2008

Bloomsbury College of Law Launches New Centre to Help Local Community Access Legal Services

A new Legal Advice Centre, which gives members of the local community access to free legal advice, has been officially opened at The College of Law’s Bloomsbury centre in London.

25 November 2008

25 November 2008: College of Law Students Recognised for Pro Bono Work

Students from The College of Law scooped top accolades during the annual Junior Lawyers Division Pro Bono Awards, which celebrated young lawyers’ voluntary work to provide legal advice to people otherwise unable to access it.

24 November 2008

24 November 2008: Clifford Chance Names College of Law as Preferred Provider of Professional Legal Training

Clifford Chance, one of the world's leading law firms, has named the College of Law as sole provider of a comprehensive range of pre- and post-qualification courses over a period of up to five years.

19 November 2008

19 November 2008: Appeal for London Lawyers to Give Helping Hand to Law Students Triggers Record Response

An appeal by The College of Law in Bloomsbury asking London lawyers to volunteer as mentors to the next generation of legal professionals has resulted in record numbers coming forward.

17 November 2008

17 November 2008: Star Students at The Guildford College of Law

The next generation of movers and shakers in the legal arena gathered at The College of Law in Guildford this week to receive prizes for outstanding performance during their studies at the College.

30 October 2008

30 October 2008: Guy Beringer Appointed to College of Law Board of Governors

Guy Beringer, the recently retired Senior Partner of Allen & Overy, has joined the Board of the College of Law as a non-executive Governor.

27 October 2008

Trainee Lawyers and Law Students Give a New Meaning to ‘Speed Dating’

The concept of speed dating was given a new twist by trainee lawyers and law students from The College of Law in Birmingham.

24 October 2008

24 October 2008: The College of Law Announces New Site in Manchester

The College of Law has announced that 2, New York Street will be the home of its new £5.5 million centre in Manchester.

20 October 2008

20 October 2008: Majority of Law Students Willing to Work Overseas as Credit Crunch Continues to Bite

Seven out of 10 law students say that they would consider taking a job abroad, while more than 80% fear that the problems affecting the UK economy are set to get to worse.

14 October 2008

14 October 2008: Linklaters launches global trainee orientation programme

Linklaters has introduced a bespoke programme, which saw its trainee solicitors and junior associates from its global network take part in a training week.

10 October 2008

10 October 2008: Pannone launches partnership with The College of Law

Internationally-renowned Manchester law firm, Pannone LLP, has announced it is launching a unique programme of bespoke training with The College of Law, to be run from the College’s new centre in the city from September 2009.

01 October 2008

1 October 2008: London Solicitors Urged to Give a Helping Hand to Would-Be Lawyers

The College of Law in Bloomsbury is on the look out for London solicitors, who are keen to pass on their knowledge to the next generation of legal professionals by becoming mentors.

30 September 2008

College of Law Expansion Forges Ahead with £5.5 Million Birmingham Extension and £2 Million Chester Refurbishment

The College of Law is continuing its rapid growth with the announcement of a £5.5 million extension of the Birmingham centre and the completion of a £2 million renovation scheme at the Chester centre.

12 September 2008

12 September 2008: College expands in Birmingham

Plans for the expansion of the College of Law Birmingham Centre have been approved by Birmingham City Council Planning Committee. The four-storey extension will include a larger law library, new classrooms, a study area for students and new offices.

03 September 2008

3 September 2008: Cleary Gottlieb Announces Unique Partnership with The College of Law

International law firm Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP has finalised an agreement with The College of Law for the College to become the firm’s exclusive partner for the Graduate Diploma in Law, the Legal Practice Course (LPC) and the Professional Skills Course (PSC).

29 August 2008

29 August 2008: College of Law opposes SRA proposals

The College of Law has hit out at the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) after the regulatory body proposed scrapping compulsory higher rights qualifications for solicitor advocates in favour of a voluntary accreditation process.

28 August 2008

28 August 2008: Voluntary Accredition Plan Could Lead To Incompetent  Higher Court Advocacy

The Legal Services Policy Institute at The College of Law has warned the Solicitors Regulation Authority that their proposals for voluntary accreditation for solicitor higher court advocates would not be in the public interest as they could lead to incompetent solicitors appearing in those courts.

22 August 2008

22 August 2008: Human rights delegation to Colombia

A group of 30 English and Welsh solicitors is heading to Colombia as part of an international human rights delegation.

28 July 2008

28 July 2008: Conference Puts Students on Right Pathway

Last week 150 sixth-formers congregated at the University of Warwick to attend the first-ever Pathways to Law National Conference.

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